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Reading Out Loud

"Reading Out Loud" is The World's Loudest Lit Mag™! We collaborate with authors, audio professionals, and voice actors to create dramatic, full-cast recordings of literary short fiction. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reading-out-loud/id795209826. Items in this collection are restricted.

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Released in April, our award winning podcast from Season 3,  "Property Damage Claim #1-1403986" by Ryan P. Duke.   You know, science says humanity is lucky to have worrywarts. Thousands of years ago, a few of our more anxious ancestors helped us escape attack from dangerous predators, and thanks to their constant vigilance we had a little more room to evolve. But let's face it: that sound you thought you heard in the middle of the night probably wasn't a pack of prehistoric wolves....
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Jun 30, 2016 Reading Out Loud
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The fate of the universe hangs in the balance! ... god, this guy is a prick. ​ Episode 11 is the final episode of our season-long story, by producer Ryan P. Duke, AND the final episode of Season Three! If you haven't listened to parts one through four,​ ​CLICK HERE to get caught up! Author: Ryan P. Duke is the worst.  He smells like spray-tan and eggs. You can read more about him here, but why would you want to? Reading Out Loud on this episode: Brandon Paul Eells
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Jun 23, 2016 Reading Out Loud
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"Respect your elders" they teach us, early. They are wise and have seen it all and we should revere their experience in the hope that some of their wisdom will be passed onto us. But we aren't taught about the indignities of aging. Despite all the encouragement to show respect, the world is not made for the elderly. And as our youthful abilities dull and fade, our strength, our hearing, our eyesight, the world becomes harder to navigate. ​ Author: Robert Duffer is the Autos editor...
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Jun 16, 2016 Reading Out Loud
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Fate is a mind-blowing concept. At least it was when we were 16 years old and experimenting with drugs and/or poetry for the first time. Even after all these years, though, fate can still be fun to think about. Do we have free will? If we do, how much force can our piss-ant little existences really exert? Can we actually change our destinies? Or are we travelling along a fixed path laid out for us long ago by some jackass with diarrhea? In part four of our five-part story, Kingston discovers...
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Jun 9, 2016 Reading Out Loud
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There’s a thinly stretched existence being lived on the 3am subway trains. You can see it pulling on the lolling heads of the passengers, on their way in to make today's shift in time. They are fretting at night. They're not sleeping well. They have children to feed and bills to pay. But in the in-between of home and work, in those sweet minutes of sleepy respite where all they have to do is sit and listen to the rhythmic clatter of the train cars until their stop comes. They drowse and let...
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In part three of our five part serial, Kingston reaches adolescence. Complete with warm summer nights, first loves, fatherly advice, and self doubt. Author: Ryan P. Duke is a founding member of the Pre-PostHumanists and Reading Out Loud. His short fiction has been published in a bunch of places you've never heard of. Like, in Canada. He's a contributor to the WBEZ podcast Pleasuretown and is an active member of the Chicago Storytelling Scene, performing at Write Club, Paper Machete, You're...
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May 26, 2016 Reading Out Loud
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Every single moment of every day we are making choices. There's an article on the internet that said humans average 35,000 decisions in a day. We know that because one of our team members chose to search for that information. They selected one link from the search results. They decided to believe it was true because it felt true. They did not to back up that choice with any further research. If we cared about the truth or our record on the facts, that team member would be reprimanded....
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May 19, 2016 Reading Out Loud
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In part 2 of our five-part serial our main character has grown into a temperamental toddler. He's still discovering his universe and his place within it. Pushing his boundaries, or lack thereof. You know... he might just be in need of a long timeout. Author: Ryan P. Duke is a founding member of the Pre-PostHumanists and Reading Out Loud. His short fiction has been published in a bunch of places you've never heard of. Like, in Canada. He's a contributor to the WBEZ podcast Pleasuretown and is...
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May 12, 2016 Reading Out Loud
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Children can be distinctly cruel to each other, capable of cutting deep with words and actions that they themselves don't yet fully understand. Couple that with kids having no concept of “long-term effects," and it's a recipe for swift, merciless pain, the fallout of which can last for years afterward. But time, too, has its way of dealing with the pains of youth. ​ Author: Toni Ann Johnson won the Humanitas Prize and The Christopher Award for her Disney/ABC screenplay, "Ruby...
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May 5, 2016 Reading Out Loud
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For many of you out there, it’s the end of a s****y week. And now you’re gonna crack a beer and think about it. Think about what you could’ve done differently. Think about how it could get better. But it’s probably not your fault. S**t just happens. Some of us were born under a bad star. Some of us were born before bad stars. ​ Author: Ryan Duke is a founding member of the Pre-PostHumanists and Reading Out Loud. His short fiction has been published in a bunch of places you've never...